Sunday, November 2, 2014

BEAUTY | Bourjois Java Rice Powder



A favorite among beauty enthusiasts, Bourjois Java Rice Powder is an ideal highlighter and acts as a great setting powder too. I got one myself after many months of self-persuasion but never got around to reviewing it here.  

Java Rice Powder is a pale pink powder with minute silver shimmer. This powder was first introduced by Bourjois 150+ years ago and was relaunched with vintage packaging on their anniversary last year. Before I describe the powder itself, let's all gush about its packaging. It is beyond gorgeous, nothing fancy or funky, with an old world charm to it. The entire text and design is so pleasing to the eyes, I could gaze at it forever (okay, mild exaggeration).

About the powder, it has the most finely milled rice powder with a delicate rose fragrance. It is so velvety in texture, like talc, and blends like a dream. Although the shimmer in the powder is decent, I strongly recommend using a light hand. My first few uses ended up with a shiny face so... ahem. Once you know the trick to using it appropriately, it serves a variety of purposes. An all-over face dusting ensures dewy glow on the skin which looks natural and fresh. A little powder over blush and along the temples and brow bone bring out the high points of the face. It can also be used to dust it lightly over the body for glowing skin. 



A standard pot contains 3.5 mg product which is quite a lot once you master the trick to using it. I can find no particular con, everything about it is just amazing. Priced at KWD 5.500 in Kuwait and INR 1050 and usually at discounts, I feel it is worth its price tag. I totally adore this product and would definitely repurchase. How do you find the Java Rice Powder? What are your other Bourjois favorites? 

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